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Old 09-19-2012, 09:40 AM   #1
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Fuller chordsounds?

I'm starting a band in the style of deaf havana, young guns, and this other band called Ascent( who have an amazing song called Ladders) and i've always wondered how these bands create really full sounding layered chords.

I've played around with the idea's of lower tunings (even though i know deaf havana are in Drop C# or D# tuning) and things such as fifths and inversions of chords, but never have any luck.

So any tips would be really appreciated even if its literally just a few rushed chord diagrams, so i can get an idea.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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3 (Or anywhere on the board) is a movable inverted power chord. Since 4 strings
3 are ringing out, it sounds a lot thicker than a normal power chord, plus it has
1 a unique and very heavy voicing to it. I just use the index finger to barre, then
1 the ring and pinky to finger the other two notes.




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2 This is a slight variation but uses a D minor shape, using the middle finger on the
3 2nd fret. (But again, it's movable all over the fret board.)
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This one is a very typical chord used in black metal depending on how you use it. It has a thick but very sinister sound to it. I'm sorry but I've never heard of the bands you're talking about; don't know if this chord helps or not.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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I don't know if this is exactly what you're talking about, but try:
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
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Add fifths, ninths and octaves to make a chord sound 'bigger'.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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Utilize open strings as much as possible, and if your playing with another guitarist voice the same chord just differently. Maybe one of you will playing a tuning which allows for more open strings and the other while do standard chord shapes.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:16 PM   #6
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Learn triads. They can be useful for making interesting sounding chords, but can also be arpeggiated for some really cool lead licks.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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Utilize open strings as much as possible...


This (~1:00) is a pretty good way. Behemoth uses this technique a lot.
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Old 09-22-2012, 01:57 PM   #8
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:18 PM   #9
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Add fifths, ninths and octaves to make a chord sound 'bigger'.


do this , if you dont know how learn theory

look at deaf havana tabs , use theory to figure out what the chords are apply them to your own playing , if you dont know how learn theory

also , learn theory
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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The way it's recorded and mixed will make a huge difference, no matter what voicings you use.

I would personally suggest just looking into doubling notes of the chord or adding a 9th, those tend to work best with gain.
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